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Feb. 17, 2009  
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ACSM Further Advocates on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ACSM continues its advocacy and outreach, as well as its work with Congress to underscore the importance of emphasizing and funding physical activity and health in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More

Serbian Institute of Sport New Partner in ACSM International Portfolio
Adding another key partner in ACSM’s international science and health exchange, ACSM last week hosted the leadership of the Serbian Institute of Sport. More

ACSM Announces Pro Player Check-Up Summit
ACSM is sending a call to all clinicians to participate in the first ever Pro Player Check-Up Summit on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in Palm Springs, Calif. More

National Center Staff Anniversaries
Congratulations to two National Center staff members who have recently celebrated milestone anniversaries!

Sally Barton – Membership and Chapter Services Coordinator – 15 years

Anne Krug, Meetings Assistant – 10 years

ACSM extends their appreciation to Sally, Anne, and others on staff for their dedication and contributions.

ACSM’s 56th Annual Meeting – What’s Your Experience?
William O. Roberts, M.D., FACSM and past president of ACSM, shares how past Annual Meetings have impacted his experience as a physician.

Register to attend Annual Meeting on May 27-30 in Seattle, Washington. Register before February 28 and save! More

Reminder - 2009 ACSM Research Awards Deadline
Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine awards individuals who have excelled in health-related research. Applications must be submitted to on or before March 2, 2009, midnight Pacific time. The award winners will receive complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting, complimentary hotel accommodations for three nights (at the conference hotel rate), meals for 4 days (not to exceed $55/day), and the lowest available advance round-trip airfare from your home city to Seattle, WA. More

Save the Date
Stanford Athlete’s Heart, Sudden Death and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Conference
June 26-27, 2009 More

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Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Headlines

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Thirty Minutes a Day of Exercise? Better Think 50
from Reuters Health
Greater amounts of physical activity than currently recommended may be necessary to prevent people from gaining weigh, and to help them lose weight and keep it off, according to updated guidelines issued by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). "In the midst of a genuine crisis in Americans' health related to what we eat and how little we move, these guidelines are meant to provide an understanding and clarification of the role of physical activity and its relationship to weight," Dr. Joseph E. Donnelly of the University of Kansas in Lawrence and chair of the advisory committee noted in a statement. More

Protein Pulls Ahead on The Post-Workout Menu
from USA Today
If you're an athlete who leans toward strenuous workouts, whether you pound the pavement or fly down black diamond ski slopes, it is time to tweak your recovery, sports nutritionists say. The long-held belief from the late 1960s encouraging avid exercisers and elite athletes to rehydrate and to reload with carbohydrates is passé. Protein has muscled its way back into popularity. More

Exercise 'Cuts Colon Cancer Risk'
from BBC
Taking exercise can cut the risk of the most common kind of bowel cancer by a quarter, research suggests. US scientists, who reviewed 52 previous studies, calculated the most active people are 24 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than the least active. More

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